Antiques

The Gilded and the Good at the Fall Antiques Show

  The Great Gold Rush of 2014 was on at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, when Gold Coasters, golden girls, goldfingers, and the occasional golddigger gathered for the annual opening party, a highlight of the fall social calendar. While this year’s theme, “The Rush of Gold: Precious Metals in Art & Antiques,” was explicit…

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Shanti Celebrates 40 Years of Compassionate Care

  The Shanti organization was founded on, “the difference between zero and one,” the premise that no person should face a life-threatening illness alone. Providing the support of one trained and caring volunteer to provide a human connection to a patient was Dr. Charlie Garfield’s simple, brilliant idea for the nonprofit in 1974, named after…

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SFWire & Oscar

San Francisco lost a fine feathered friend with the passing of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. A longtime favorite of our most-photographed ladies, wearing Oscar was seen as always appropriate, elegant, and festive – words that could equally be used to describe the debonair designer himself. Making an annual pilgrimage to see his collections…

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Birds of a Feather-Fashion Together

There are two types of migration, voluntary and involuntary. An example of the enforced kind would be animals leaving a decimated rainforest. The chosen type takes place in the Bay Area, where Chapeau Chic femmes, descend on the Rotunda restaurant (at Neiman Marcus) and host a luncheon for the San Francisco Zoological Society Auxiliary. These ladies don’t move…

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The Ripple Effect

California has the lamentable characteristic of being prone to prolonged and severe droughts; however, that does not compare to the severe lack in Africa. The Voss Foundation hosted its third-annual luncheon Women Helping Women (or “Kvinner hjelper Kvinner,” in Norwegian), a campaign that has raises funds in Europe and the US to build 19 clean water…